Mar 29, 2011

A Portrait


My good friend Maria turned 40 at the weekend, and we had an AMAZING party to celebrate - I haven't had any wine since, lol - anyway, we all clubbed together and bought her an extremely expensive but gorgeous Orla Kiely wallet, which she was ecstatic about. But I decided I ought to celibrate the occasion by drawing a portrait of her beautiful daughter Hanna and this is the result. I agonised over it for quite a while, but eventually managed to finish it, and I think she liked it:))


While I was rummaging about in the undergrowth that is my craft room, i found this one I did when I was in my Kevin Costner phase (Dances With Wolves - god I love that film!)


They are both done in pastels with the odd bit of pencil, and although I like the one of Kev, I think I overworked it, so I tried to be a bit 'looser' when I did Hanna - still need to practise at that, tho.


Am still looking for the perfect picture of Alice to do......

7 comments:

  1. How lovely pastel work both of these!!!

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  2. *thud*

    Sorry, had to get up off the floor...

    Stunning...absolutely stunning.

    So why don't you do more? Too time consuming? You could make a fair few quid you know!

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  3. These are really stunning, Pen. What a gift you have!! I'm so impressed. Gorgeous work. BTW, don't think the Kevin Costner one is overworked at all - it looks amazing. One of my favourite films, too :D

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  4. Absolutely stunning artwork. What an amazing talent you have Penny.I loved dancing with wolves film. Kevin Costner doesn't look overworked from where I'm sitting!

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  5. Oh my word these are gorgeous! Am now doubly green with jealousy. Already was that you are off to see Alice (is he seriously only doing Derby over here?)

    I love to draw him, usually his 'looming' ones where he comes out of the black shadows. I'm nowhere near as good as you. I like the one where he is sideways on at the moment too, the one he used to promote the Along Came a Spider stuff... will see if I still have it on my pc or if it's in limbo on my old one...

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  6. Wow! Your friend should be overjoyed, what a fantastic gift. You are so talented.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today! How about posting a picture of what your studio looks like these days? ;)

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  7. Oh my word! Fabulous portraits!

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